Today's Events

tuesday, June 11th

Math Benchmark assessment

Promotion Practice (periods 5 - 8)

Do-Now:

  • Please have a seat and relax! :-)

Today's Goals:

  1. Helicopter Lab

Homework:

  • CLEAN OUT LOCKERS!!!!

monday, June 10th

ELA Benchmark assessment

Promotion Practice (periods 5 - 8)

Do-Now:

  • Please have a seat and relax! :-)

Today's Goals:

  1. Physics is PHUN!!! ;-P

Homework:

  • CLEAN OUT LOCKERS!!!!

thursday, June 6th

Science Final Exam - Delayed Opening Schedule

Do-Now:

  • If you want your science notebook, please take it home!!!

Today's Goals:

  1. Cosmos - "When Knowledge Conquered Fear"
  2. Exit Interview (in Classroom, if you didn't finish it after your final exam)

Homework:

  • Exit Interview (Classroom) - Sunday @ 11:59 PM

Wednesday, June 5th

Math Final Exam - Delayed Opening Schedule

Do-Now:

  • If you would like to use the final exam study guide during our game, please take it out and put it on your desk.
  • If you want your science notebook, please take it home!!!

Today's Goals:

  1. Physics Pictionary
  2. Quizlet and Quizizz final exam review (Google Classroom)

Homework:

  • Science final - TOMORROW!!!

tuesday, June 4th

Social Studies Final Exam - Delayed Opening Schedule

Do-Now:

  • If you would like to use the final exam study guide during our game, please take it out and put it on your desk.

Today's Goals:

  1. Earth Science Jeopardy
  2. Quizlet and Quizizz final exam review (Google Classroom)

Homework:

  • Science final - Thursday, 6/6

monday, June 3rd

ELA Final Exam - Delayed Opening Schedule

Do-Now:

  • Please grab a Chromebook from the cart.

Today's Goals:

  1. Quizlet and Quizizz final exam review (Google Classroom)

Homework:

  • Science final - Thursday, 6/6

friday, may 31st

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, list one topic on the final exam that you would like to review (thermal energy, waves, earth science, physics)

Today's Goals:

  1. Final exam board game review

Homework:

  • Final Exam topic self-assessment - TONIGHT @11:59 pm

thursday, may 30th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, list one topic in physics that you feel very confident about (forces, friction, energy, Newton's Law, etc)

Today's Goals:

  1. Unit 8 (physics) test
  2. Final Exam topic self-assessment (Google Classroom)

Homework:

  • Final Exam topic self-assessment - Friday @11:59 pm

wednesday, may 29th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, list one topic in physics that you would like to review (forces, friction, energy, Newton's Law, etc)
  • Please take out the unit 8 study guide (if it's digital, please grab a Chromebook)

Today's Goals:

  1. Review - unit 8 study guide
  2. Quizlet and Quizizz unit 8 review (Google Classroom)

Homework:

  • STUDY!!! Unit 8 Test - tomorrow

tuesday, may 28th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, explain what will happen when a LARGE puck collides head-on with a SMALL puck.
  • Please take a copy of the puck play lab from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Puck play lab [lab data sheet]

Homework:

friday, may 24th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, design your own example for any of one Newton's Laws of motion.
  • If you want your 2nd law sim lab graded, please put it in your class period bin.
  • Please take out your FINAL EXAM STUDY GUIDE PART C.

Today's Goals:

  1. Review final exam study guide part c
  2. Quiz - Newton's Laws (periods 1,3,5 - digital in Google Classroom)
  3. Work day - unit 8 study guide

Homework:

  • None - enjoy the long weekend! :-)

thursday, may 23rd

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, design your own action/reaction force pair example (Newton's 3rd law.)

Today's Goals:

  1. Newton's 3rd Law (action/reaction)

Homework:

wednesday, may 22nd

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, predict what would happen if you sat in wheelie office chair and pushed yourself off of a wall.

Today's Goals:

  1. Newton's 3rd Law (action/reaction)

Homework:

tuesday, may 21st

Do-Now:

  • Please pick up your Newton's 2nd Law lab simulation from your class period bin.

Today's Goals:

  1. Newton's 2nd Law computer simulation - (link and directions in Google Classroom)
  2. If extra time - work on Final exam study guide PART C

Homework:

monday, may 20th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, explain which would accelerate more with a 5N force: a beach ball OR a softball.
  • Please take out the Newton's 2nd law HW.
  • Please take out the Final Exam Study Guide PART B.

Today's Goals:

  1. Review of Newton's 2nd Law homework [on-grade] [honors]
  2. Newton's 2nd Law computer simulation - intro

Homework:

friday, may 17th

Do-Now:

  • Please grab your science notebook out of the bin. You will need it to complete today's work.

Today's Goals:

  1. Newton's 2nd Law homework [on-grade] [honors]
  2. EdPuzzle - 2 videos - Newton's 2nd Law (see post in Google Classroom)
  3. Finished all that? Final exam study guide!

Homework:

thursday, may 16th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, restate Newton's 1st law of motion.
  • Grab your Coin Caper lab from your class bin and continue working (5 min. timer).

Today's Goals:

  1. Coin caper (5 minutes MAX)
  2. Newton's 2nd law of motion notes

Homework:

wednesday, may 15th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, define inertia.

Today's Goals:

  1. Newton's 1st law of motion (law of inertia)
  2. Coin caper (start? - finish tomorrow?)

Homework:

tuesday, may 14th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, describe what causes an object to change its motion.

Today's Goals:

  1. Newton's 1st law of motion (law of inertia)

Homework:

monday, may 13th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, write your own definition of STATIC ELECTRICITY.
  • Please pick up the forces at a distance worksheet from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Forces at a distance [worksheet]

Homework:

Friday, may 10th

Do-Now:

  • Any questions? See me. Otherwise, grab a seat and start working on your quiz!
  • OPTIONAL: pick up a hard copy of FINAL STUDY GUIDE PART A from front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Quiz - KE, PE, forces, friction
  2. Any leftover time? Final exam study guide work session.

Homework:

thursday, may 9th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, write down an example of FRICTION.
  • Please take out the forces/friction HW to be checked.

Today's Goals:

  1. Forces and Friction notes

Homework:

wednesday, may 8th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, write down your definition of a FRICTION.
  • Please pick up the forces/friction HW from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Forces and Friction notes

Homework:

tuesday, may 7th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, write down your definition of a FORCE.
  • Please put your pendulum lab into the class period bin.

Today's Goals:

  1. Forces and Friction notes

Homework:

  • None :-)
  • Quiz - Friday (KE, PE, forces, friction) [study guide]

monday, may 6th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, give an example of an object that has BOTH KE and PE.

Today's Goals:

  1. Pendulum lab

Homework:

friday, may 3rd

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, write down an example of an object that has potential energy.
  • Please take out the KE/PE practice HW.
  • Please turn your speed (bubble tube) lab into your class period bin.
  • Please pick up the pendulum simulation lab from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Homework review
  2. Kinetic/potential energy basics
  3. Pendulum lab - intro

Homework:

thursday, may 2nd

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, write down an example of an object that has kinetic energy.
  • Please pick up the KE/PE practice HW from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Kinetic/potential energy basics

Homework:

Wednesday, may 1st

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, write down the definition of speed. (Hint - it is not how fast or slow something moves.)
  • Make sure that you notebook is set up for unit 8 - physics.
  • Please pick up the speed (bubble tube) lab from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Brief review of speed notes
  2. Speed (bubble tube) lab experiment

Homework:

tuesday, April 30th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, write down one topic from earth science that you feel very confident about for today's test. (Mantle convection currents, law of superposition, etc.)

Today's Goals:

  1. Unit 7 (earth science) TEST
  2. Flipped notes (speed, KE, PE)

Homework:

  • Finish copying flipped (speed, KE, PE) notes into science notebook

monday, April 29th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, write down one topic from earth science that you are still not 100% sure of. (Mantle convection currents, law of superposition, etc.)
  • Please have your unit 7 study guide out to be checked. (If digital, please grab Chromebook.)

Today's Goals:

  1. Earth Science video wrap-up
  2. Review of unit 7 study guide
  3. Quizlet Live/Quizizz review games (posted in Classroom)

Homework:

  • STUDY!!! - Unit 7 Test - TOMORROW

Friday, April 26th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, predict one change that may occur to Earth in the future (please feel free to use one your group or another group came up with yesterday!)

Today's Goals:

  1. Fun Friday - Earth Science video wrap-up
  2. Unit 7 study guide work day
  3. Catch up/independent work day - what (if anything) do you need to catch up on?!

Homework:

  • EdPuzzle Earth Science videos (ALL 3) - Friday, 11:59 pm
  • Unit 7 study guide - Monday (required periods 1, 3, 5)
  • Unit 7 Test - Tuesday

thursday, April 25th

Do-Now:

  • Find your football field time of Earth's history in your notebook. Add in where you think Pangaea would fall on this timeline.

Today's Goals:

  1. Predicting Earth's future

Homework:

  • EdPuzzle Earth Science videos (ALL 3) - Friday, 11:59 pm

wednesday, April 24th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, put these events of Earth's history in order (from longest ago to most recent):
        • photosynthesis starts; earth is formed; multi-celluar life appears

Today's Goals:

  1. QUIZ - earth science
  2. EdPuzzle Earth Science videos (Google Classroom)

Homework:

  • EdPuzzle Earth Science videos (ALL 3) - Friday, 11:59 pm

tuesday, April 23rd

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify (from the list below) about how long humans have existed on Earth:
      • (1 million years, 100,000 years, 1,000 years)
  • Please take out the earth science HW #2.

Today's Goals:

  1. Major event's in Earth's history

Homework:

  • Quiz - Wednesday [study guide]
  • Please bring your headphones to class tomorrow (Wed.)

monday, April 22nd - Happy Earth day!

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify how old the Earth is (approximately is fine).
  • Please pick up the earth science HW #2 from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Radioactive (absolute dating) of rocks and fossils

Homework:

Friday, April 12th

Do-Now:

  • Please be sure to turn in the relative dating lab to your class period bin.
  • Please have your notebook on your desk, open to your guided reading notes.

Today's Goals:

  1. Earth science guided reading review GAME
  2. Fun Friday earth science videos

Homework:

  • None :-) Enjoy your week off!

thursday, April 11th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify one FAST geological change that can occur to Earth.

Today's Goals:

  1. Earth science HW #1 review
  2. Fast/slow and big/small changes to Earth

Homework:

wednesday, April 10th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, explain how rock layers can be put into chronological order (dated).
  • Please put the earth science HW #1 into the class period bin. Name on it please!

Today's Goals:

  1. Earth Science vocab #4/law of superposition
  2. Relative dating - rock layers/fossils

Homework:

tuesday, April 9th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, explain one effect of a transform plate boundary.
  • Please pick up the earth science HW #1 from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Diagrams of plate boundaries
  2. Identifying topography from plate boundaries (Post It/Globe)

Homework:

monday, April 8th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify two types of plate boundaries on earth.

Today's Goals:

  1. Plate boundaries simulation
  2. Earth Science guided reading

Homework:

friday, April 5th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, describe Earth's MANTLE layer.
  • Please put your paleogeographic mapping lab in your class period bin.

Today's Goals:

  1. Earth science vocab #3
  2. Convection currents in earth's mantle demonstration
  3. Oreo plate tectonics

Homework:

  • None :-)

thursday, April 4th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, briefly explain what convection is.
  • Please keep your earth science pre-test/formatives out on your desk to review.

Today's Goals:

  1. Earth science vocab #2
  2. Convection currents in earth's mantle demonstration

Homework:

wednesday, April 3rd

Do-Now:

  • Please pick up a green index tab from the front counter. Attach it to the next blank page of your notebook.
  • Leave 1 FULL page for Do-Nows and 1 FULL page for vocab.

Today's Goals:

  1. Earth science vocab #1
  2. Paleogeographic mapping activity

Homework:

tuesday, April 2nd

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, note down one section from our waves unit that you are going to rock on today's test!

Today's Goals:

  1. Unit 6 (waves) test day
  2. Earth science pre-test/formatives

Homework:

monday, April 1st

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, note down one topic from our waves unit that you still have questions about.
  • Periods 1,3,5 - Please have your unit 6 study guide out on your desk. If you did it digitally, please grab a Chromebook and pull it up.
  • ALL periods - be sure to put your Analog/Digital CER conclusion in your class period bin. I ONLY need that one sheet of paper. If you did it digitally, I STILL need it.

Today's Goals:

  1. Unit 6 (waves) review day

Homework:

  • STUDY - unit 6 (waves) test tomorrow!

friday, march 29th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, which technology do you prefer (in general): analog or digital?
  • Please pick up the waves culminating practice ws from the front counter.
  • Please pick up the analog vs. digital claim evidence reasoning ws from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Task vs task - using analog/digital devices lab [lab data sheet]
  2. Waves culminating practice
  3. Analog vs. digital claim evidence reasoning conclusion
  4. Unit 6 study guide (waves)

Homework:

thursday, march 28th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, name a task that you prefer a digital device to complete.
  • Please pick up the task vs task lab data sheet from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Analog/Digital Signals #4 - vocab wrap-up
  2. Task vs task - using analog/digital devices lab [lab data sheet]

Homework:

  • None :-) (lab CER conclusion due Monday)

wednesday, march 27th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, list a task that could use an analog or digital device to complete.

Today's Goals:

  1. Analog/Digital Signals #3 - sound wave graphing
  2. Sound wave graphing worksheet

Homework:

  • None :-)

tuesday, march 26th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify a analog device that you have used.
  • Please take out the day #1 transmitting info worksheet from yesterday.
  • From lab table 1 or 2, please take a highligher and TWO different colored pencils.

Today's Goals:

  1. Analog/Digital Signals #2
  2. Transmitting information worksheet
  3. Reading non-fiction (analog and digital signals)

Homework:

  • None :-)

monday, march 25th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify a digital device that you have used.
  • Please put your beats waves lab in your class period bin.

Today's Goals:

  1. Analog/Digital Signals #1
  2. Transmitting information worksheet

Homework:

  • None :-)

friday, march 22nd

Do-Now:

  • Please pick up your beats waves lab from lab table #1!
  • Then have a seat and await instructions please...

Today's Goals:

  1. Beats waves lab [lab data sheet]

Homework:

  • Sensing Waves (ear/eye research) - Classroom - TONIGHT @ 11:59
  • Beat waves lab - Monday

thursday, march 21st

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify your favorite song of all time.
  • Please pick up a beats waves lab from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Beats waves lab [lab data sheet]

Homework:

  • Sensing Waves (ear/eye research) - Classroom - Friday, 3/22 @ 11:59

wednesday, march 20th (vernal equinox)

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, find the ENERGY of a wave with an amplitude/height of 3x.
  • Please find your new seat on the front whiteboard.

Today's Goals:

  1. Energy/amplitude relationship practice example
  2. Waves Quiz
  3. Sensing Waves (ear/eye research) - see post in Classroom

Homework:

  • Sensing Waves (ear/eye research) - Classroom - Friday, 3/22 @ 11:59

tuesday, march 19th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, explain the relationship (in general) between amplitude and energy.
  • Please take out the waves homework #1 (last night's HW)

Today's Goals:

  1. Waves notes part 3 - wrap-up
  2. Review waves HW
  3. Sensing Waves (ear/eye research) - see post in Classroom

Homework:

  • Sensing Waves (ear/eye research) - Classroom - Friday, 3/22 @ 11:59
  • Waves QUIZ - Wednesday [study guide]

monday, march 18th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, give an example of a sound wave being REFLECTED.
  • Please pick up the waves homework #1 from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Waves notes part 3 - wrap-up

Homework:

friday, march 15th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, explain why we SEE lightning before we HEAR thunder.

Today's Goals:

  1. Waves notes part 2

Homework:

  • None - Happy St. Patick's Day! :-)

thursday, march 14th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, describe something that travels in a wave (be specific).

Today's Goals:

  1. Review waves pre-test homework
  2. Waves notes part 1

Homework:

  • Dress up week! Friday- wear GREEN for St. Patrick's Day!

wednesday, march 13th

Do-Now:

  • Please pick up a pink unit 6 index tab. Attach it to the next blank page of your notebook and set-up space for Do-Nows and vocab.
  • Please put your name on your waves pre-test and put it in your class period bin.

Today's Goals:

  1. Set-up notebooks for unit 6
  2. Wavewatch - waves introduction activity

Homework:

  • Dress up week! Thursday- wear FANCY clothes

tuesday, march 12th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify one area of thermal energy you are TOTALLY confident about for today's test.

Today's Goals:

  1. Unit 5 (thermal energy) test
  2. Waves pre-test

Homework:

  • Waves pre-test (HW completion grade, not graded for accuracy)
  • Dress up week! Wednesday- wear WACKY, MISMATCHED clothes

monday, march 11th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify one area of thermal energy you are still confused or have questions about.
  • Periods 1,3,5 - please have PART 2 of your unit 5 study guide out to be checked.

Today's Goals:

  1. Review games - unit 5 (thermal energy) - Quizlet and Quizizz linked in Classroom

Homework:

  • STUDY - unit 5 test tomorrow
  • Dress up week! Tuesday - wear BRIGHT COLORS

friday, march 8th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, describe your favorite and least favorite part of the save the penguins project.

Today's Goals:

  1. Penguins final assessment
  2. Save the penguins group/self evaluation (Form in Classroom)

Homework:

  • Unit 5/Penguins study guide PART 2 # 1- 15 - Mon, 3/11 (Required for per. 1,3,5)
  • Save the penguins group/self evaluation (11:59 pm)
  • Dress up week! Monday - wear FLANNEL

thursday, march 7th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, give your group a grade on your work during our save the penguins project (A, B, C, etc...).
  • Periods 1,3,5 - have part 1 of your Unit 5 study guide out on your desk to be checked.

Today's Goals:

  1. Shelter measurement check
  2. Shelter evaluation (fill out Google Form in Classroom)

Homework:

Wednesday, march 6th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, estimate what percentage survival your penguin will have after 30 minutes in the testing environment (0 - 100%).

Today's Goals:

  1. Shelter TESTING day

Homework:

PART 2 # 1- 15 - Mon, 3/11 (Required for per. 1,3,5)

tuesday, march 5th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, estimate what percentage of your shelter needs to still be completed.
  • Please pick up the unit 5 study guide from the front counter.
  • Please be sure to put your thermal energy ultimate practice (last night's HW) in the class period bin.

Today's Goals:

  1. FINAL Shelter building day

Homework:

PART 2 # 1- 15 - Mon, 3/11

monday, march 4th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, rate your group on how much work was accomplished Thursday. 1 = :-( to 4 = :-)
  • Please pick up the thermal energy ultimate practice from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Shelter building day #2

Homework:

thursday, February 28th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify the total amount of time your penguin shelter will spend in the testing environment on Tuesday.

Today's Goals:

  1. Group/Team shelter design proposal (must be signed off on before building!)
  2. Shelter building day #1.

Homework:

  • EdPuzzle video/questions - Friday 11:59 pm

wednesday, February 27th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify the TOTAL overall volume that your penguin shelter cannot exceed.

Today's Goals:

  1. Group/Team shelter design proposal
  2. Discussion and teacher approval of shelter design

Homework:

  • EdPuzzle video/questions - Friday 11:59 pm

tuesday, February 26th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, predict which material was the best insulator (greatest temp. difference) during materials testing.

Today's Goals:

  1. Materials testing data analysis - (see post in Google Classroom) [data sheet]
  2. Group/Team shelter design proposal (if time)

Homework:

  • ABSOLUTELY LAST CALL Save the Penguins materials testing - TODAY (after school)

monday, February 25th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, pick a material that would work well to stop convection for your shelter walls OR door.

Today's Goals:

  1. Materials testing day #2 [conduction/radiation data] [convection (door) data]
  2. Materials testing results - (see post in Google Classroom)

Homework:

  • ABSOLUTELY LAST CALL Save the Penguins materials testing - Tuesday (after school)

friday, February 22nd

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, pick a material that would work well to stop radiation for your shelter roof.

Today's Goals:

  1. Materials testing day #1 [conduction/radiation data] [convection (door) data]
  2. Materials testing results - (see post in Google Classroom)
  3. Save the Penguins knowledge check/quiz - (see post in Google Classroom)

Homework:

  • LAST CALL Save the Penguins materials for testing - MONDAY

thursday, February 21st

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, pick a material that would work well to stop conduction as your shelter floor.

Today's Goals:

  1. Control experiment (STP) - "homeless" penguin test day
  2. Wanted: Penguin Enemies
  3. Materials testing suggestions (Google Classroom post)

Homework:

  • Save the Penguins materials for testing - TOMORROW
  • Save the Penguins knowledge check (quiz) Thursday/Friday

wednesday, February 20th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, predict what percentage (out of 100) of an ice cube you think will survive our testing environment after 30 minutes.

Today's Goals:

  1. Control experiment (STP) - "homeless" penguin test day
  2. Wanted: Penguin Enemies

Homework:

  • Save the Penguins materials for testing - FRIDAY, 2/22
  • Save the Penguins knowledge check (quiz) Thursday/Friday (depending on weather)

friday, February 15th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, give an example of a material that would be considered an conductor.

Today's Goals:

  1. Quiz - thermal energy
  2. Save the Penguins group application (Google Form in Classroom)
    • **required if you would like to choose your group
  3. Save the penguins individual materials brainstorm
  4. Flipped notes - Wanted: Penguin Enemies (Classroom)

Homework:

  • Save the Penguins materials for testing - FRIDAY, 2/22

thursday, February 14th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, give an example of a material that would be considered an insulator.
  • Periods 1, 3, 5 ONLY - Please pick up the STP group reporting research handout from the front counter.
  • Please take out the insulators/conductors HW.

Today's Goals:

  1. Save the Penguins jigsaw research [on-grade] [honors]
  2. Save the Penguins group application (Google Form in Classroom)
    • **required if you would like to choose your group

Homework:

  • Save the Penguins group application (Google Form in Classroom) - tomorrow
  • Quiz tomorrow - thermal energy [study guide]

wednesday, February 13th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify what we are using to model a real-life penguin in our project (we can't use real penguins, so we're using ___________).
  • Please pick up the insulators/conductors HW from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Save the Penguins project intro
  2. Save the penguins jigsaw research [on-grade] [honors]

Homework:

monday, February 11th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify what type of thermal energy transfer it is when a you burn your hand on the metal of a car on a hot, sunny day.
  • Please take out the TETPx (thermal energy transfer practice) HW.

Today's Goals:

  1. Homework review
  2. Insulator/Conductors notes
  3. Save the Penguins project intro (if time)

Homework:

friday, February 8th

Do-Now:

  • If you would like to review for your midterm, take out your study guide.
  • Please pick up the TETPx (thermal energy transfer practice) HW from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Science 8 midterm (see post in Google Classroom)
  2. GOOD LUCK! :-)

Homework:

thursday, February 7th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify what type of thermal energy transfer it is when a heater circulates heat throughout your house.
  • Please take out the heat transfer review HW.
  • Also, please have sections K, L, & M of your midterm study guide out. If you did it in Classroom, just let me know as I come around to check.

Today's Goals:

  1. Thermal energy transfer notes
  2. Midterm review (see post in Google Classroom)

Homework:

  • Midterm exam - TOMORROW!

wednesday, February 6th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify which way thermal energy ALWAYS moves.
  • Please pick up the heat transfer review HW from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Thermal energy transfer notes

Homework:

tuesday, February 5th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify which way thermal energy moves when an ice cube melts on a metal plate.
  • Please take out melting ice part 2 (last night's HW)
  • Also, please have sections G, H, I & J of your midterm study guide out. If you did it in Classroom, just let me know as I come around to check.
  • Please put your COMPLETED (but now late) Lunchwarmer lab into your class period bin!

Today's Goals:

  1. Melting ice cube - plastic vs. metal activity [part 1 activity worksheet]
  2. Thermal energy transfer notes

Homework:

monday, February 4th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, predict which you think will melt an ice cube more quickly - plastic or metal
  • Please pick up the melting ice part 1 activity worksheet from the front counter.
  • Please put your COMPLETED Lunchwarmer lab into your class period bin!

Today's Goals:

  1. Melting ice cube - plastic vs. metal activity [part 1 activity worksheet]

Homework:

friday, February 1st

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify what reactants you will be using in your FINAL lunchwarmer recipe.
  • Also, please have sections D, E, & F of your midterm study guide out. If you did it in Classroom, just let me know as I come around to check.
  • Please take out the APT: chemical lunchwarmer lab (from Tuesday).

Today's Goals:

  1. Lunchwarmer project - FINAL day
  2. Midterm study guide - work day

Homework:

thursday, JANUARY 31st

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, give an example of an EXOTHERMIC reaction.
  • Please put the thermal energy formative (last night's HW) in your class period BIN.
  • Please take out the APT: chemical lunchwarmer lab (from Tuesday).

Today's Goals:

  1. Lunchwarmer project

Homework:

wednesday, JANUARY 30th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, give an example of an ENDOTHERMIC reaction.
  • Please take out the endo/exothermic reactions HW (last night's HW).
  • Also, please have sections B & C of your midterm study guide out. If you did it in Classroom, just let me know as I come around to check.
  • Please take a thermal energy formative from the front counter.
  • Please take out the APT: chemical lunchwarmer directions (from Tuesday).

Today's Goals:

  1. Lunchwarmer project

Homework:

tuesday, JANUARY 29th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, define an ENDOTHERMIC reaction.
  • Please take an endo/exothermic reactions HW from the front counter.
  • Please take the APT: chemical lunchwarmer directions from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Lunchwarmer project

Homework:

monday, JANUARY 28th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, define an EXOTHERMIC reaction.
  • Please have your exo/endothermic formatives HW out on your desk.
  • Please have your exo/endothermic demos data sheet out on your desk.

Today's Goals:

  1. Exo/endothermic demos - graphing
  2. Exo/endothermic vocab
  3. Lunchwarmer project intro

Homework:

  • See long-term assignments board for Midterm Study Guide due dates - put them in agenda please!

friday, JANUARY 25th

Do-Now:

  • Please pick up an orange UNIT 5 index tab and attach to the next blank page in your notebook.
    • Set up at least 1 page (front and back) for DO-NOWS.
    • Set up 1 page (front and back) for VOCAB.
  • Please pick up the exo/endothermic reactions explained AND the exo/endothermic demos data sheet from the front counter.
  • Please have your exo/endothermic formatives HW out on your desk.

Today's Goals:

  1. Exo/endothermic reactions explained
  2. Exo/endothermic demos

Homework:

  • None - see you at Give a Goat Night! :-)

thursday, JANUARY 24th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify one area on today's test that you feel very confident about.

Today's Goals:

      1. Unit 4 TEST
      2. Do you owe anything for marking period #2?! - check RealTime

Homework:

wednesday, JANUARY 23rd

Do-Now:

  • Please take our your unit 4 study guide.
  • **You all know the drill. If you DIDN'T do it, get yourself to a lab table, with your notebook and GET IT DONE!**

Today's Goals:

      1. Unit 4 review day - please see the post in Google Classroom for study guide answer key and other review materials.
      2. Extra help/lab make-ups are still happening today! Mr. Joecks will meet you in 218 after school.
      3. Email me with any questions or concerns! abigail.alexander@wmtps.org

Homework:

  • STUDY Unit 4 test - HAPPENING Tomorrow!!!

tuesday, JANUARY 22nd

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify an example that confirms the law of conservation of mass (can be something we've done in class).
  • If you DID NOT take a unit 4 study guide on Friday, please pick one up from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

On-grade (per. 1,3,5):

      1. Stomach model of digestion
      2. Unit 4 study guide work day (on paper or in Classroom)

HONORS (per. 2 & 8):

      1. Quiz - p/c changes, conservation of mass
      2. Unit 4 study guide work day (on paper or in Classroom)

Homework:

  • EdPuzzle - "DIGESTION" video and questions - PLEASE GET IT DONE!!!
  • Unit 4 study guide - tomorrow
  • Unit 4 test - Thursday!!!

Friday, JANUARY 18th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify bleaching your hair as a PHYSICAL or CHEMICAL change.
  • Per. 1,3,5 - please put chemistry in a bag lab into your class period bin.

Today's Goals:

On-grade (per. 1,3,5):

      1. QUIZ (physical/chemical changes, conservation of mass)
      2. EdPuzzle - "DIGESTION"

HONORS (per. 2 & 8):

      1. balancing chemical equations lesson/practice
      2. EdPuzzle - "DIGESTION"

Homework:

  • EdPuzzle - "PHOTOSYNTHESIS" video and questions - TONIGHT @11:59 pm
  • EdPuzzle - "DIGESTION" video and questions - Monday @11:59 pm
  • Quiz (HONORS - Tuesday) [study guide]

thursday, JANUARY 17th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, decide (YES/NO); does this confirm the law of conservation of mass?
  • Please pick up the modeling molecules activity.

Today's Goals:

  1. Modeling molecules in the law of conservation of mass
  2. Modeling digestion

Homework:

  • EdPuzzle - "photosynthesis" video and questions - tomorrow @11:59 pm
  • Honors ONLY - p/c changes lab CER write-up - tomorrow
  • Chemistry in bag (period 1,3,5) ONLY - tomorrow
  • Quiz (on-grade tomorrow; HONORS - Tuesday) [study guide]

wednesday, JANUARY 16th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify when bubbles can be evidence of a CHEMICAL change.
  • Please pick up and attach the conservation of mass demo sheet into your notebook.

Today's Goals:

  1. Law of conservation of mass
  2. Ticket out - law of conservation of mass

Homework:

  • EdPuzzle - "photosynthesis" video and questions - Friday @11:59 pm
  • Honors ONLY - p/c changes lab CER write-up - Friday
  • Chemistry in bag (period 1,3,5) ONLY - Friday
  • Quiz (on-grade Friday; HONORS - Tuesday, 1/22/19) [study guide]

tuesday, JANUARY 15th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify when bubbles can be evidence of a PHYSICAL change.
  • Please have your P/C changes lab data sheet out on your desk.
  • Please pick up the chemistry in a bag lab from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Reviewing P/C changes mini-lab [honors extension]
  2. Chemistry in a bag lab [lab data sheet/analysis questions]

Homework:

  • Portfolio P/C changes page - TONIGHT @11:59 pm
  • EdPuzzle - "photosynthesis" video and questions - Friday @11:59 pm
  • Honors ONLY - p/c changes lab CER write-up - Friday
  • Quiz (on-grade Friday; HONORS - Tuesday, 1/22/19) [study guide]

monday, JANUARY 14th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify whether eating a cracker is a PHYSICAL or CHEMICAL change.
  • Please have your P/C changes lab data sheet out on your desk.

Today's Goals:

  1. P/C changes mini-lab [honors extension]
  2. Modeling the Chemical Change - PHOTOSYNTHESIS

Homework:

  • Portfolio P/C changes page - Tues, 1/15/19 11:59 pm
  • EdPuzzle - "photosynthesis" video and questions - Friday @11:59 pm
  • Honors ONLY - p/c changes lab CER write-up - Friday

friday, JANUARY 11th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify one piece of evidence that can show a CHEMICAL change has occurred.
  • Please pick up the P/C changes mini-lab from the front counter. **Honors - please pick up BOTH worksheets.
  • Please have your P/C changes HW out on your desk.

Today's Goals:

  1. P/C changes mini-lab [honors extension]
  2. Revisiting the changes in matter exploration

Homework:

  • Portfolio P/C changes page - Tues, 1/15/19 11:59 pm
  • EdPuzzle - "law of conservation of mass" video and questions - TONIGHT @11:59 pm

thursday, JANUARY 10th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify a change in matter that would classify as CHEMICAL.
  • Please pick up the physical/chemical changes HW from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Review physical/chemical changes notes
  2. Physical/chemical changes demos

Homework:

wednesday, JANUARY 9th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify a change in matter that would classify as PHYSICAL.
  • HONORS (2 & 8) ONLY - please pick up the CER worksheet from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

On-grade (1,3,5)

  1. 9th grade honors placement test (Classroom)
  2. Chemistry portfolio - ECM peer review (Classroom)

HONORS (2 & 8)

  1. Claim, evidence, reasoning - Audi [worksheet]

Homework:

tuesday, JANUARY 8th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify a what you might see if you witness a CHEMICAL REACTION.

Today's Goals:

  1. Physical/chemical changes notes (Google Classroom)
  2. Chemisty portfolio ECM page (unit 4)
  3. EdPuzzle - "law of conservation of mass" video and question (Google Classroom)

Homework:

  • Chemisty portfolio ECM page (unit 4) - TONIGHT @ 11:59 pm
  • Physical/chemical changes notes (Google Classroom) - Thursday
  • EdPuzzle - "law of conservation of mass" video and question - Friday @11:59 pm

monday, JANUARY 7th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify a PHYSICAL property about yourself.
  • Please take out the changes in matter exploration (Friday's HW)

Today's Goals:

  1. Changes in matter exploration - predictions
  2. SAFETY review
  3. Changes in matter exploration - EXPERIMENT TIME!!!

Homework:

  • None :-)

friday, JANUARY 4th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, classify as E, C, or M?: CHEETOS

Today's Goals:

  1. Quiz - elements, compounds, mixtures
  2. Chemistry portfolio ECM page work time

Homework:

thursday, JANUARY 3rd

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, classify as E, C, or M?: POPCORN
  • Please pick up the ECM compare/contrast worksheet from the front counter.
  • Please take out the ECM 12 station activity from yesterday.

Today's Goals:

  1. Review the classifying ECM 12 station activity [notebook data sheet]
  2. ECM compare/contrast worksheet

Homework:

wednesday, JANUARY 2nd

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, classify as E, C, or M?: SALT
  • Please pick up AND attach into your notebook the ECM 12 station activity from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Classifying ECM 12 station activity [notebook data sheet]

Homework:

friday, december 21st

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, classify as E, C, or M?: TREE
  • If you started the lab yesterday, grab it out of the class bin.
  • If you didn't start the lab yesterday, please take a copy from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Separating Molecules/Building compounds lab

Homework:

  • Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year!

thursday, december 20th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify one way you know if a substance is a compound.
  • Please have your ECM HW review out on your desk.

Today's Goals:

  1. Chemistry portfolio unit 3 PEER review (see post in Google Classroom)
  2. Building compounds lab (if time)

Homework:

  • Bring in SNACKS for mixtures lab - FRIDAY

wednesday, december 19th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify one way you know middle school students can get involved in digital drama (it can be anonymous, you don't need to use names...)
  • Please pick up the digital drama student handout from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. The reality of digital drama [handout]

Homework:

  • ECM HW - Thursday
  • Bring in SNACKS for mixtures lab - FRIDAY

tuesday, december 18th

Do-Now:

  • ALL PERIODS: Please pick up an ECM HW.
  • PERIODS 1,3, & 5 ONLY: Please pick up ECM flowchart and attach it to the next page of your notebook (after your ECM chart).

Today's Goals:

  1. ECM notes
  2. Identifying ECM game

Homework:

  • ECM HW
  • Bring in snacks for mixtures lab - FRIDAY

monday, december 17th

Do-Now:

  • Pick up a green unit 4 index tab. Attach it to the next blank page of your notebook. Update your TABLE OF CONTENTS in the front of your notebook.
  • After your green unit 4 index tab, leave one FULL page (or more) for Do-Nows and then one FULL page for vocab.
  • Please have your ECM poem/questions HW out on your desk.

Today's Goals:

  1. Review ECM poem and questions
  2. ECM notes

Homework:

  • Bring in snacks for mixtures lab - FRIDAY

friday, december 14th

Do-Now:

  • PERIODS 1,3,5 ONLY - On your Do-Now page, identify one (or more) topics that you are going to ROCK on today's unit 3 test (check study guide for ideas...)
  • PERIODS 2 & 8 - please be sure to turn in your identifying unknown substances lab to the class bin. Please put the rubric in the bin, whether you did the lab on paper or digitally.
  • Please pick up the elements, compounds, mixtures poem/questions from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Unit 3 test
  2. ECM poem and questions

Homework:

thursday, december 13th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify one (or more) topics that are still confusing to you from unit 3 (check study guide for ideas...)
  • PERIODS 1,3,5 - please have your unit 3 study guide out on your desk. If it's digital, please grab a Chromebook and open the document.
  • PERIODS 1,3,5 - please make sure to turn in your unknown substances lab into the class period bin.

Today's Goals:

  1. Study guide review
  2. Quizlet live
  3. Quizizz

Homework:

  • Identifying unknown substances lab
  • STUDY!!! Unit 3 Test - TOMORROW

wednesday, december 12th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify one (or more) topics that are still confusing to you from unit 3 (check study guide for ideas...)
  • PERIODS 1,3,5 - please have your unit 3 study guide out on your desk. If it's digital, please grab a Chromebook and open the document.
  • PERIODS 1,3,5 - please make sure to turn in your unknown substances lab into the class period bin.

Today's Goals:

  1. Study guide review
  2. Quizlet live
  3. Quizizz

Homework:

  • Identifying unknown substances lab
  • STUDY!!! Unit 3 Test - TOMORROW

tuesday, december 11th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, list one characteristic property that can help you to identify an unknown substance.
  • Please pick up the identifying unknown substances lab from the front counter.
  • Please take out the classifying elements/measurement review HW (last night's HW).

Today's Goals:

  1. Identifying unknown substances lab

Homework:

monday, december 10th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, list one characteristic of yourself that DOES NOT change that you think would help someone identify you.
  • Please pick up the classifying elements/measurement review HW from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Characteristic properties notes
  2. Class "Guess Who?" game

Homework:

friday, december 7th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, take a guess about how many ingredients in a bag of Doritos are synthetic.

Today's Goals:

  1. Natural/synthetic materials notes
  2. Analyzing food sources activity (Google Classroom)

Homework:

  • Chemistry Portfolio
    • Combining Elements - Monday, 12/10
    • Synthetic/Natural - Wednesday, 12/12
  • Unit 3 Test - Friday, 12/14 [study guide]

thursday, december 6th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify which element is on the left hand side of the periodic table, but is NOT considered a metal.

Today's Goals:

  1. Quiz - atoms, elements, PT, molecules
  2. Chemistry portfolio work time
  3. EdPuzzle video/questions, "Why Star Stuff Matters" (Google Classroom)
  4. Artificial flavors article and questions (Google Form - Classroom)

Homework:

  • Chemistry Portfolio
    • Atoms/PT - Friday, 12/7
    • Combining Elements - Monday, 12/10
    • Synthetic/Natural - Wednesday, 12/12
  • EdPuzzle video/questions, "Why Star Stuff Matters" (Classroom)
  • Artificial flavors article and questions (Google Form - Classroom)
  • Unit 3 Test - Friday, 12/14 [study guide]

wednesday, december 5th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, write YOUR definition of NATURAL.
  • If you did not yesterday, please TURN IN your build a molecule simulation lab to your class period's bin.

Today's Goals:

  1. Natural/synthetic materials notes
  2. Analyzing food sources activity (Google Classroom)

Homework:

  • Chemistry Portfolio
    • Atoms/PT - Friday, 12/7
    • Combining Elements - Monday, 12/10
    • Synthetic/Natural - Wednesday, 12/12
  • STUDY - Quiz tomorrow [study guide]
  • Unit 3 Test - Friday, 12/14 [study guide]

monday, december 3rd

Do-Now:

  • Please find a computer and log in.
  • Please continue working on your build a molecule simulation lab.

Today's Goals:

  1. Build a molecule phET computer simulation (check post in Classroom)
  2. Chemistry portfolio work day
  3. EdPuzzle "Why Star Stuff Matters" video/question (check post in Classroom)

Homework:

  • Meet in computer lab A Tuesday
  • Chemistry Portfolio (Google Sites) INTRO TO MATTER section ONLY - Wednesday
  • Chemistry Portfolio (Google Sites) ATOMS & PT section ONLY - Friday
  • EdPuzzle "Why Star Stuff Matters" video/question (Classroom) - Friday

friday, november 30th

Do-Now:

  • Please find a computer and log in.
  • Please pick up the build a molecule simulation data sheet from the box.
  • Please take out the combining elements (part2) HW from last night.

Today's Goals:

  1. Build a molecule phET computer simulation (check post in Classroom)

Homework:

  • Meet in computer lab A Monday and Tuesday
  • Chemistry Portfolio (Google Sites) INTRO TO MATTER section ONLY - Wednesday

thursday, november 29th

Do-Now:

  • Check rolling whiteboard for your new seats.
  • On your Do-Now page, calculate how many atoms of carbon are in carbon dioxide (see graphic to right)
  • Please take out the combining elements (part1) HW from last night.

Today's Goals:

  1. Combining elements
  2. Chemistry portfolio work time

Homework:

wednesday, november 28th

Do-Now:

  • Check rolling whiteboard for your new seats.
  • On your Do-Now page, describe what most of the periodic table is made up of (metals, non-metals, metalloids)
  • Please pick up the combining elements review HW from the front counter.
  • Please tape the half sheet combining elements practice sheet into your notebook.
  • Please take out the meet the elements review HW from last night.

Today's Goals:

  1. Combining elements
  2. Chemistry portfolio work time

Homework:

tuesday, november 27th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, calculate how many NEUTRONS in an atom of aluminum:
    • (see graphic above for help...)
  • Please pick up the meet the elements review HW from the front counter.
  • Please tape the half sheet periodic table into your meet the elements notes section.
  • Please take out the periodic table scavenger hunt HW from last night.

Today's Goals:

  1. Meet the elements/periodic table basics
  2. Chemistry portfolio work time

Homework:

monday, november 26th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, describe what an ELEMENT is.
  • Please pick up the periodic table scavenger hunt HW from the front counter.
  • Please pick up and put YOUR NAME on your VERY OWN periodic table! :-)

Today's Goals:

  1. Meet the elements/periodic table basics
  2. Chemistry portfolio work time

Homework:

wednesday, november 21st

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, answer this question. An atom is closest in size to:
    • A. basketball
    • B. grain of sand
    • C. plant cell
    • D. water molecule

Today's Goals:

  1. Atom basics/zooming into matter
  2. Mystery boxes
  3. Chemistry portfolio work time

Homework:

  • None :-) - Happy Thanksgiving!

tuesday, november 20th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, describe how many UNIQUE types of atoms there are (feel free to check your notes!).

Today's Goals:

  1. Atom basics/zooming into matter

Homework:

  • None :-)

Monday, november 19th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, describe what's INSIDE an atom.
  • Periods 2 & 8 ONLY - please make sure that ALL parts of your Oobleck lab are stapled together and put into the class bin. **If you did your lab digitally, you still need to put the lab data sheet in the class bin!**

Today's Goals:

  1. Publishing/sharing your digital chemistry portfolio link (Google Classroom)
  2. Atom basics/zooming into matter

Homework:

  • None :-)

thursday, november 15th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, describe the SIZE of an atom: very small, small, medium, large, very large...etc.
  • Please take out the pennies formative HW.

Today's Goals:

  1. Pennies gallery walk/video, "Just How Big is an Atom?"
  2. Student atom models

Homework:

wednesday, november 14th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, how the molecules are organized and moving in a gas.
  • Please pick up a pennies formative HW from the front counter.
  • Periods 1,3,5 - Please staple Oobleck data sheet on the front of analysis/conclusion and put into your class period bin.

Today's Goals:

  1. Quiz - phases of matter/phase changes
  2. Setting up your chemistry digital portfolio (see post in Google Classroom)

Homework:

tuesday, november 13th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, explain ONE way you know that a substance is a LIQUID.
  • Take out your Oobleck Post-Lab Analysis, Debate and Conclusion sheet.

Today's Goals:

  1. Oobleck debate (Check Google Classroom for debate notes)
  2. If time - Phases/phase changes review games (Quizlet; phases memory; phase change rummy)

Homework:

monday, november 12th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, explain ONE way you know that a substance is a SOLID.
  • Please pick up an Oobleck lab data sheet from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Oobleck lab and pre-debate questions [on-grade] [honors]

Homework:

wednesday, november 7th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, give a real life example of evaporation (when a liquid becomes a gas )
  • If you did not get one yesterday, please pick up a NOVA video questions: Hunting the Elements worksheet from the front counter.
  • Please make sure that your phase changes "lab" gets put into your class period's bin!

Today's Goals:

  1. NOVA - Hunting the Elements

Homework:

  • None (unless you owe something)

tuesday, november 6th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, give a real life example of condensation (when a gas becomes a liquid)
  • Please pick up a phase change "lab" from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. SPP final report (complete in Google Classroom)
  2. Phase change "lab" [on-grade] [honors]

Homework:

  • SPP final report (in Google Classroom) - tomorrow 7:15 AM
  • Phase change "lab" - tomorrow [on-grade] [honors]

monday, november 5th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, rate how well you participated in your group for Space Pen Pals (1 = not so great - 4 = I was awesome!)
  • Please pick up a SPP scale page peer review worksheet from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Scale webpage peer review
  2. SPP final report (complete in Google Classroom)
  3. Periods 2 & 8 - we'll discuss :-)

Homework:

  • None :-)

friday, november 2nd

Do-Now:

  • Periods 1, 3 , 5, 8 - On your Do-Now page, describe the arrangement of particles in a solid. (tight, loose, etc)
  • Period 2 ONLY - please log into Google Classroom and copy down the phases of matter/phase changes notes

Today's Goals:

  1. Intro to matter - phases and phase changes (on-grade)
  2. Phases/phase changes Venn diagram (honors)

Homework:

  • SPP scale webpage AND elementary school letter - TONIGHT 11:59 pm

thursday, november 1st

Do-Now:

  • On the next blank page in your notebook, attach a purple unit 3 index tab.
  • Please have your matter formatives out on your desk.

Today's Goals:

  1. Intro to matter - homework review and vocab
  2. SPP scale webpage work day

Homework:

  • SPP scale webpage AND elementary school letter due TOMORROW 11:59 pm

wednesday, october 31st

happy halloween!

Do-Now:

  • Period 1, 3, 5 ONLY - On your Do-Now page, write down one topic you feel confident about for today's test.
  • Period 2 & 8 ONLY - take a brief look at your shrinking the solar system lab and then please get started on your test.

Today's Goals:

  1. Show what you know - unit 2 astronomy test
  2. Matter formatives

Homework:

  • Matter formatives - TOMORROW
  • SPP scale webpage AND elementary school letter due Friday, 11:59 pm

tuesday, october 30th

Do-Now:

  • Open up OR take out your UNIT 2 STUDY GUIDE.
    • Indicate any questions that you were unsure of and would like to review during class.

Today's Goals:

  1. Review of study guide
  2. Quizizz review game (Classroom)
  3. SPP Scale webpage work day

Homework:

  • Unit 2 test WEDNESDAY!!!
  • SPP scale webpage due Friday, 11:59 pm

monday, october 29th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, take a guess about how much space you need to make a scale model of the sizes AND distances of the objects in our solar system.
  • Please take our your scale webpage planning sheet.
  • Periods 2 & 8 - make sure your shrinking the solar system lab gets turned into your class bin!

Today's Goals:

  1. Video - To Scale: Our Solar System
  2. SPP scale webpage work day

Homework:

friday, october 26th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, explain what keeps the Moon in orbit around Earth.

Today's Goals:

  1. Quiz - gravity/scale
  2. Shrinking the solar system activity [on-grade] [honors]
  3. SPP scale webpage planning sheet
  4. Unit 2 study guide

Homework:

  • Honors ONLY - shrink the solar system activty - MONDAY (periods 2 & 8 ONLY)
  • SPP scale planning sheet - MONDAY (ALL PERIODS)
  • Unit 2 study guide - TUESDAY (Google Classroom OR paper/pen)

thursday, october 25th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, imagine you are making a model of our solar system using a HUGE beach ball to represent the Sun. What object would you use for Earth?
  • Please take out the shrinking the solar system activity.

Today's Goals:

  1. Shrinking the solar system activity [